Exeter Chiefs Henry Slade suffers suspected broken leg

Henry Slade suffers suspected broken leg
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Henry Slade suffers a suspected broken leg, that would keep him out of the Six Nations, during Exeter Chiefs 41-27 win over Wasps.

Exeter Chiefs playmaker Henry Slade has suffered a suspected broken leg after being carried off 15 minutes into their match against Wasps.

The Chiefs ran out 41-27 winners to move top of the Aviva Premiership, but the injury to one of the brightest young talents in England has marred the victory.

"He is in a cast and the initial prognosis is that it looks likely to be a broken leg," Chiefs coach Rob Baxter told reporters.

"Obviously until we get him back to Exeter and get the X-rays done, we won't know for sure what the damage is, but we're pretty confident there is something nasty there.

A broken leg would rule Slade out of the Six Nations and is a major blow to new coach Eddie Jones' plans.

The Exeter Chiefs head coach Rob Baxter before the Aviva Premiership match between Exeter Chiefs and Leicester Tigers at Sandy Park on September 29, 2013
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